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Winter Songwriting Residency

Winter Songwriting Residency

Cosy up by the fire for this exciting upcoming course!


Credit: Victoria Wai Photography

We are pleased to announce our Generator Winter Songwriting Residency for emerging artists and music creators across the North East! 

The residency will be delivered online and facilitated by musician, songwriter and cultural producer Jennie Brewis, and will focus on developing the songwriting skills and professional practices of 8 artists by exploring writing across different genres, working to briefs and collaborating/co-writing.  

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This is an 8-week programme commencing on Thursday 14th January, with a half term break on 18th February. Participants must be available:

  •  14th, 21st, 28th Jan
  • 4th, 11th, 25th Feb
  • 4th, 11th March 

The Residency will consist of 8 sessions, taking place every Thursday evening from 6-8pm, commencing Thursday 14th January, featuring guest speakers including Jordan Miller, Kema Kay, and Martha Hill, with more speakers to be announced over the coming weeksParticipants must be able to commit to all sessions. 

a panel discussion with Nadine Shah and Paul Smith taking place at the cookhouse

Participants can also attend individual feedback and advice sessions with Jennie – this will be planned as and when suitable for each participant

This Residency involves…

  • Emphasis on collaboration and peer development 
  • Masterclasses with industry professionals 
  • One to one mentoring with Jennie Brewis 

Themes that will be covered…

  • Song analysis and magpie-ing 
  • Ways into collaboration and working with a producer
  • Arranging 
  • Composition techniques 
  • Writing to a brief 

Applications close on Thursday 10th December.

In line with our Keychange Pledge, participants, event facilitators and guest speakers will be minimum 50% female and gender minorities.

Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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